Regulatory Support Line

The Association of Sporting Directors are pleased to announce that they have teamed up with Lombardi Associates to offer our members (and member clubs) a complimentary regulatory support line.

Lombardi Associates is a boutique style firm based in Edinburgh, and founded by the former Deputy Head of the FIFA Players’ Status Department and Head of the Disciplinary department, Paolo Lombardi.

Working in five different languages, and boasting lawyers qualified in the UK and further afield, they have agreed to offer advice to members for up to 30 minutes, per matter, at no charge. Preferential rates will apply thereafter if further in-depth advice is required or in the event that the firm is instructed to carry out work. Lombardi Associates can offer advice across a vast range of football related matters ranging from domestic and international transfers to disciplinary and football related disputes. The team regularly appears at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, on behalf of clients, in order to resolve disputes.

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